Even as Indra Jatra honors Indra, king of heaven, it combines a number of
festivals in an eight-day pageantry for one of Kathmandu's most colorful
The center if the action is Durbar Square. It begins with the
erection of the Yosin Pole, and families in which somebody has died making a
ritual circuit (Upaku) of the old city. Meanwhile, masks and statues of Bhairab
and Indra are revealed to the public.